On October 25, 2016, at approximately 12:20 pm, St. Thomas Police received information from a concerned citizen who viewed a Facebook post on the University of Virginia’s page The post indicated that a male had planned to kill 13 Police officers. A screen shot was taken of the post and forwarded to Smith Falls O.P.P. due to a misleading profile page. After further investigation the information was forwarded to St. Thomas Police where the investigation continued.
St. Thomas Police identified the male involved and attended his address. The male denied the threat at first however he eventually admitted to sending the post as a joke.
The 19-year old male from St. Thomas was arrested for uttering threats to cause death and breach of probation. He was held pending a bail hearing.